Sri. Maha Vishnu temple in KottamKulangara is one of the oldest temple in Alappuzha district (Or even in south Kerala). The deity was worshiped in Ancient times and was under the ruins. Later on 12th century Sri Vilwa Mangalam Swamiyar found the four handed Icon from the big Pond. The Devi Temple (Bhadrakali) is relatively new here. The temple was built around 1799 AD, after the outbreak of a contagious disease. The icon was kept at Avaloor Ma-dam and later brought to the current place, on the left of Sri Maha Vishnu Temple.
This place got its name from a pond called kottamkulam. There is a temple complex in Kottamkulangara having two main dieties, namely Sri Maha Vishnu and Sri Bhadrakali. This complex has some specialty like the two deities having separate flag masts, having two separate festive seasons, that too inside the same compound wall.
Major Sree Kottankulangara
Devi Temple, Kottankulangara,
Chavara Kollam, Kerala 691583
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For peace of mind
- For happiness and harmony
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.